fiction vs nonfiction

fiction nonfiction


  • 1) uncountable Invention.
  • 2) Literary type using invented or imaginative writing, instead of real facts, usually written as prose.
  • 3) A work within this category.
  • 4) Narrative, explanatory material, or belief that is not true or has been imagined or fabricated.
  • 5) Law A verbal contrivance that is in some sense inaccurate but that accomplishes a purpose, as in the treatment of husband and wife as one person or a corporation as an entity.
  • 6) A narrative, explanation, or belief that may seem true but is false or fabricated.
  • 7) The category of literature, drama, film, or other creative work whose content is imagined and is not necessarily based on fact.
  • 8) That which is feigned, invented, or imagined; especially, a feigned or invented story, whether oral or written. Hence: A story told in order to deceive; a fabrication; -- opposed to fact, or reality.
  • 9) The act of feigning, inventing, or imagining.
  • 10) (Law) An assumption of a possible thing as a fact, irrespective of the question of its truth.
  • 11) Any like assumption made for convenience, as for passing more rapidly over what is not disputed, and arriving at points really at issue.
  • 12) Fictitious literature; comprehensively, all works of imagination; specifically, novels and romances.
  • 13) a deliberately false or improbable account
  • 14) a literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact
  • 15) The act of feigning, inventing, or imagining; a false deduction or conclusion: as, to be misled by a mere fiction of the brain.
  • 16) Synonyms Fabrication, figment, fable, untruth, falsehood.
  • 17) That which is feigned, invented, or imagined; a feigned story; an account which is a product of mere imagination; a false statement.
  • 18) The act of making or fashioning.
  • 19) In law, the intentional assuming as a fact of what is not such (the truth of the matter not being considered), for the purpose of administering justice without contravening settled rules or making apparent exceptions; a legal device for reforming or extending the application of the law without appearing to alter the law itself.
  • 20) Collectively, literature consisting of imaginative narration; story-telling.
  • 21) In literature: A prose work (not dramatic) of the imagination in narrative form; a story; a novel.
  • 22) In a wide sense, not now current, any literary product of the imagination, whether in prose or verse, or in a narrative or dramatic form, or such works collectively.


  • 1) Written works intended to give facts, or true accounts of real things and events. Often used attributively.
  • 2) A work in this category.
  • 3) Works in this category.
  • 4) The category of literature, drama, film, or other creative work, including essays, expository prose, and documentaries, whose content is based on fact and is not imagined.
  • 5) prose writing that is not fictional


  • 1) Any work of fiction would struggle to satisfy those expectations.
  • 2) But he is one of the best detectives in contemporary fiction.
  • 3) Science fiction isn't always so hot on the science part.
  • 4) By 1850 she had eight bestsellers and she is sometimes credited as one of the first writers of detective fiction.
  • 5) The previous detectives in fiction were more cavalier characters.
  • 6) Yet what is the distinction between autobiography and fiction these days?
  • 7) The most interesting thing about this work of science fiction is the story of its creator.
  • 8) It was his first work of fiction.
  • 9) This year they have overhauled their awards to reflect the modern appetite for romantic fiction.
  • 10) There is no need for nuclear weapons or the inventions of science fiction writers.
  • 11) Self moaned last year that difficult literary fiction was a dying art form.
  • 12) Who says historical fiction lacks true grit?
  • 13) If all popular fiction were this good nobody would bother reading literature.
  • 14) Some of the most popular characters in detective fiction have been around for a long time.
  • 15) It should be the work of fiction.
  • 16) He certainly enjoyed light romantic fiction and read fanciful books.
  • 17) The vital skill for a writer of fiction is to make lies seem true.
  • 18) One judge said that it was the first time literary fiction had successfully dealt with the internet.
  • 19) When does historical fiction become historical fantasy?
  • 20) His nonfiction was also in demand with editors and was at least as popular as his fiction.
  • 21) Menace has always stalked his fiction.
  • 22) But we should perhaps be wary of looking back with envy on an age when short fiction was a certain money spinner.
  • 23) What is more, it is fact rather than fiction.
  • 24) The writing too is more evolved than you would have found in Victorian pulp fiction.
  • 25) Some feminists turned towards poetry, fiction and autobiography.
  • 26) After all, it is a collection of fiction rather than an academic study.
  • 27) There is also a good US awards system for short fiction and the critical acclaim has helped.
  • 28) Humans are also preoccupied by fantasy & fiction of all types, even especially? knowing that it is *fiction*, we do not have to hypothesize a platonic realm to explain that...
  • 29) BUT, where it gets distracting for me — and IMO bad for commercial fiction — is where the *commercial* aspect outweighs the *fiction* aspect.
  • 30) The story is fiction or fact -- if _fiction_, why has it not been nailed to the wall?
  • 31) Media tie-in fiction is like any other kind of fiction - it has good books and bad ones.
  • 32) Chronicling the rise and fall of trends in fiction is not necessarily a trivial activity, but inDickstein's case the single-mindedmanner in which he pursues the task does threaten to makecriticisman intellectual version of fashion journalism.
  • 33) It could be argued that "unity" of consciousness in fiction is actually a false representation of actual human consciousness, which is likely much more disunifed than we want to think.
  • 34) How and if the Holocaust should be handled in fiction is the crux of the novel.
  • 35) ‘The prize is popularly seen as an award for a new novelists of adult literary fiction, but this is not the case.’
  • 36) ‘He began his writing career with genre fiction, from historical novels to vampire horror sagas.’
  • 37) ‘In France Zola was the dominant practitioner of naturalism in prose fiction and the chief exponent of its doctrines.’
  • 38) ‘On the one hand it publishes original fiction and prose by authors in Tamil.’
  • 39) ‘She began writing successful romantic fiction and historical novels.’
  • 40) ‘Like all of Roth's fiction, this novel is dazzling but flawed.’
  • 41) ‘Do you enjoy watching soap operas on tv, or reading good fiction or romance novels?’
  • 42) ‘Thus, it is no surprise there are frequent references to Milton in Melville's fiction.’
  • 43) ‘Most book sections give spotty coverage to all genres except literary fiction.’
  • 44) ‘The motives revealed throughout the novel are more than plot devices and nudge the book over towards the literary end of genre fiction.’
  • 45) ‘Orwell, Evelyn Waugh and Belloc considered him unequalled as a writer of prose fiction.’
  • 46) ‘It is not only in the landscapes of the mind, of literary fiction, and of oral tradition, that names are narrated and narration creates names.’
  • 47) ‘In literary fiction, characters fill and organize the story around them.’
  • 48) ‘Desire, power and a certain cruelty are the central motifs in the erotic fiction of Anais Nin.’
  • 49) ‘Another area where there has been disquiet about the content of teen fiction is that of novels which engage with the realities of the world we live in today.’
  • 50) ‘By the early seventeenth century, however, prose fiction had evolved beyond the limits of the novella.’
  • 51) ‘Much of it was so abstract in relation to fiction or poetry as to be nearly meaningless in a literature course.’
  • 52) ‘You have to understand that it is not a genre like fiction and poetry.’
  • 53) ‘We are not likely to approach a work of fiction about James as Jamesian scholars.’
  • 54) ‘Novels with a multi-cultural edge have become the latest trend in literary fiction.’
  • 55) ‘Their press release, penned by Pyro, is a more entertaining fiction than plenty of novels published this year.’
  • 56) ‘Sometimes misinformation, exaggerated fictions and relics of wartime propaganda are reported in the media.’
  • 57) ‘But the motorcycle story was such an outrageous fiction that I thought the readers of e-Poshta should know.’
  • 58) ‘We become, like Isabella, distorted by the stories we made up, warped by our own fictions.’
  • 59) ‘Now we know the threat was not ‘somehow exaggerated’ but one of Alistair Campbell's more successful fictions.’
  • 60) ‘I was to find anew the world of Romance that I had known in earliest childhood in fairy tale and daydream and in the romantic fictions of the household in which I grew up.’
  • 61) ‘Some people have interpreted these frightening scenes as exaggerated fictions concocted by the Moche to scare enemies.’
  • 62) ‘Veggie Pride should feel ashamed for repeating fictions as if they were true.’
  • 63) ‘The real world is composed of stories, of fictions, of narrative, and ultimately of language in the same way that the fictional world of a novel is constructed.’
  • 64) ‘And the fact that we know the island of St Gregory is a fiction doesn't help make for true grit.’
  • 65) ‘Instead, a hodgepodge of myths and fictions were promulgated to sow illusions among the strikers.’
  • 66) ‘Such is our hunger for myth that we swallow fictions and reprocess them as truth.’
  • 67) ‘For decades McGarrell has been known for complex paintings that jumble myth, invented fictions and surreal landscapes.’
  • 68) ‘Doubtless that is true, but the threats must be real, not fictions.’
  • 69) ‘It is not a fiction, but a fact, because through faith there is revealed the righteousness of God.’
  • 70) ‘He thinks he can rebuild the polite fictions of September 10.’
  • 71) ‘That is his function - to take the polite fictions and drag them back to the real world.’
  • 72) ‘So all of the conventions created in the wake of the Second World War - the Geneva Conventions, the very concept of war crimes - these are all just polite fictions to be crumpled?’
  • 73) ‘Better - and safer - to maintain the polite fiction that he didn't know where she lived.’
  • 74) ‘One of my favorite concepts in anthropology is that of the polite fiction.’
  • 75) ‘Its language seemed formulaic and false, a screen of clichés and convenient fictions.’
  • 76) ‘There is no true dramatic debate; the fiction crashes on the rocks of op-ed.’
  • 77) ‘Pornography, like marriage and the fictions of romantic love, assists the process of false universalising.’
  • 78) ‘To give up the fiction is to give up the belief in the sanctity of human life; and this is something that few people are prepared to do.’
  • 79) ‘He'll use me as a reference and they will all think it's true and subscribe to the fiction.’


  • 1) All writers of nonfiction books do interviews.
  • 2) It can be nonfiction or fiction as long as a core theme is science or technology.
  • 3) Do you prefer writing fiction or nonfiction?
  • 4) nonfiction is much more my scene.
  • 5) It's a high bar to set for a work of nonfiction.
  • 6) For nonfiction writers in particular, the internet will become a forum to talk about their book.
  • 7) The entrant must not have previously published any book in any country, whether fiction or nonfiction.
  • 8) It's a lot easier to sell nonfiction than fiction.
  • 9) He has written some 30 iconoclastic books of fiction and nonfiction.
  • 10) Read literary fiction and nonfiction.
  • 11) I prefer fiction to nonfiction, contemporary to historical, populist to literary.
  • 12) Artists who work in nonfiction, by contrast, try stick to the contours of what happened while primarily serving the themes of the story.
  • 13) Using composites characters or scenes in nonfiction is controversial.
  • 14) Laura Cross is an author, screenwriter, ghostwriter, freelance book editor, and writing coach specializing in nonfiction books and script adaptation (book-to-film projects).
  • 15) Another work, which demonstrates the conviction behind London's nonfiction, is his introduction to Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman.
  • 16) Another of the difficulties in compiling London's complete nonfiction is the curious fact that many of his articles were reprinted under different titles.
  • 17) Without which a book of nonfiction is most likely fiction.
  • 18) Thus, Rose seems to be suggesting, "story" in nonfiction ought not to be an end in itself, but rather a strategy used to communicate "a larger idea."
  • 19) The top ten bestsellers in nonfiction, also as recorded by Publishers Weekly;
  • 20) CREATIVE MEMOIRS WORKSHOP, guidance on documenting memories in nonfiction, short fiction or poetry. 2-4 p.m.,
  • 21) My inclination to read nonfiction is starting to grow back!
  • 22) ‘We'll be looking at all kinds of storytelling, poetry and prose, fiction and non-fiction.’
  • 23) ‘His lifelong concern with the South also pervades most of his non-fiction prose works.’
  • 24) ‘Although the line between fiction and non-fiction in this book is thin, there is nothing wrong with that.’
  • 25) ‘It could be fiction or non-fiction, horror or fantasy or prose or epic poetry.’
  • 26) ‘He seems to be creating fiction from non-fiction and non-fiction from fiction.’
  • 27) ‘My writing non-fiction short stories has been the most healing thing I have ever done in my entire lifetime.’
  • 28) ‘As well as her novels, Ayn Rand wrote six non-fiction books which were published during her lifetime.’
  • 29) ‘It's a blend of fiction and non-fiction which the author didn't expect her husband to read.’
  • 30) ‘Mukherjee has authored five novels, two non-fiction books and two collections of short stories.’
  • 31) ‘Integrating fiction with non-fiction is no easy feat, but these would be valuable additions to any school book collection.’
  • 32) ‘Do you find yourself becoming quite a different person writing fiction as opposed to non-fiction?’
  • 33) ‘While the emphasis this year is on non-fiction, prose fans are not being neglected.’
  • 34) ‘We have come a long way but there is a lot further to go with both our non-fiction and our fiction.’
  • 35) ‘Austin has written three novels and co-authored four non-fiction books.’
  • 36) ‘If they start naming off non-fiction books by journalists, I ask them about fiction.’
  • 37) ‘It might come as a surprise to my readers to hear that I am a rather dedicated fan of non-fiction.’
  • 38) ‘These became regular features and drew on both non-fiction and fictional material.’
  • 39) ‘The middle classes are the most avid readers of novels, non-fiction and even poetry.’
  • 40) ‘There are few finer pasttimes than gauging the trends in literary non-fiction.’
  • 41) ‘That's one reason the book won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for non-fiction.’

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